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Vintage

Baule Portrait Mask w/ Superstructure

Africa Direct

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Baule Portrait Mask w/ Superstructure
Baule Portrait Mask w/ Superstructure
Baule Portrait Mask w/ Superstructure
Baule Portrait Mask w/ Superstructure
Baule Portrait Mask w/ Superstructure
Baule Portrait Mask w/ Superstructure

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Product Information

Era:

Vintage; 1970s

Condition:

Good; cracks, one broken piece (see photo)

Country of Origin:

Ivory Coast

Materials:

wood/pigment

Size:

6.5" W x 25" H

Color/Finish:

brown

Why We Love This

A well-carved mask with human face extended by a high plank decorated with two human faces. The beard as well as the superstructure edges are embellished with geometric motifs. The closed eyes and pursed mouth indicate propriety and respect.
As described by Africa Direct

Why We Love This

A well-carved mask with human face extended by a high plank decorated with two human faces. The beard as well as the superstructure edges are embellished with geometric motifs. The closed eyes and pursed mouth indicate propriety and respect.

About Africa Direct

Africa Direct, Inc. is owned by Elizabeth Bennett and Sara Luther. African art, trade beads and ethnic jewelry are both business and passion for Sara and me. We started buying African art twenty years ago as gifts for our children, four of whom are adopted and are African-American. We had been active in anti-apartheid politics for some time.